Gardening

From Top 40 to Topsoil

Sarah Stewart from Edinburgh, worked for 10 years in Virgin Our Price Record shops; starting as a Christmas temp in 1994 and swiftly working her way up to the appointment...

John Thoumire

From PR to Perennials

John Thoumire, 37 from Edinburgh, had an interesting start to his career, selling swords to tourists on the Royal Mile but then moved to a career in the media. John...

Colin Palmer

Sowing seeds for the future

For budding horticulturist Colin Palmer, a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show has helped sow the seeds for future plans. Colin, 32, from Livingston, is currently studying for a degree...

Goth plant

Goth Gardening Tips

Today is World Goth Day and, with the help of the members of the popular Facebook Group “Goth Gardening”, we have compiled a list of the top goth plants based...

John Bayet

Team Bayet – John and Mags

Here we meet Bayet garden designer John Thoumire and team mate Mags Wright. Name: John Thoumire Describe yourself: I am an avid traveller who loves to read, write and garden....

Anna Bayet

Meet the College Street Students – Team Bayet

Introducing Team ‘Bayet’, an Arabic word meaning ‘home’. Their design focuses on the migrant crisis in the middle-east and specifically the importance of gardening for those fleeing war-torn homes to...

Kobus

SWGS Scholarship spots student talent

Student, Kobus Stander, has won a £2,000 South West Growers Show (SWGS) Sponsored Scholarship.Part of the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season, this award supports commercial and production horticulture by...

artist impression

Gardening Scotland- Oatridge team Two reveal plans

Oatridge’s second entry into this year’s Gardening Scotland has shared its intended design with us, hinting at a practical yet high-end feel. Ryan Love, landscaping lecturer at Oatridge and Team...

Bric-A-Brac Balcony Beach Garden

SRUC Horticulture student Shaun Dowse will be displaying at Gardening Scotland with his pop-up garden titled Bric-A-Brac Balcony Beach Garden. Cultivate found out more about the inspiration behind the garden...

Belinda Love

Eat Play Love Garden

Ahead of Gardening Scotland, which takes place between the 1st and 3rd June at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, we caught up with some of SRUC’s students who will...